Block Family

Jodi Clifton-Block

Jodi Clifton-Block and her husband Doug Block both grew up in Buffalo. They’ve been married for almost 22 years and have two boys, Danny (15) and Jack (12)

Jodi has worked at Aimia (formerly Carlson Marketing) for 23 years, and Doug works at Commercial Door Systems in Corcoran.

They love the outdoors, and enjoy swimming, boating, biking and gardening in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.

Jodi and her family have been attending Zion for about 5 years and became members earlier this year. They chose Zion for their church home because of all the wonderful opportunities Zion had for their children.

For most of that time they have served with a Wednesday Supper Team.

We had a couple of reasons to get involved.  First we wanted to work with others in the church and when a request was made to help on one of the teams, it sounded like fun so we joined the taco team. Secondly, serving also gives the boys an opportunity to earn church service hours for confirmation.

The 2013-2014 school year will be their 4th year on the Taco Team. Danny and Jack also serve on the team and they’ve even recruited Doug’s mom to help on occasion.

They’ve been surprised at the increased number of people served, especially during Lent, but their team hasn’t run out of food. They feel that the most important aspect of the meal ministry is the part it plays in the diet of many families.

It’s true when people say this may be the best meal they get all week.  If we can help just one or two individuals get a healthy meal, then it’s worth it. It’s a wonderful part of the church ministries and since Zion is so large, it makes sense to do what we can.

Jodi says that serving on a supper team is fun, easy, not a huge time commitment and is a great opportunity to get to know others in the church.

Jodi has also taught Sunday school for a couple of years when the boys were younger. She’s also been involved with Bible studies and was part of the Life Keys class earlier this year. The family also contributes to the Easter and Christmas food baskets and the food packing project, and they have adopted a family in the Buffalo Rotary Christmas project for the past several years.


Jodi began a term on Zion’s council in 2016

Other Council Members:

  • Dirk Foster Dirk is serving on Zion’s congregational council for the rest of the calendar ...
  • Dale Lawrence Dale was raised as an Episcopalian and his parents still attend his childhood ...
  • Jodi Painschab Jodi grew up Catholic, attended a Catholic grade school for 8 years, and ...
  • Jeff Magandy Part of the Answer Jeff’s family were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Hanover ...
  • Nicole Giddings Although Nicole has been a member of Zion her whole life, she didn’t ...
  • Karron Denk “Zion is a friendly church. I love the pastors that we have now, ...
  • Jon Holz “Zion is kind of known as a ‘teacher’ church. So many teachers from ...
  • Carrie Lindquist 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 is a verse that has helped Carrie Lindquist in ...
  • Dave Tauscher Dave serves on the Zion Church Council as a way of helping himself ...
  • Robert Dubois Robert was born and raised in Kingston, New York as one of five ...
  • Jodi Clifton-Block Jodi Clifton-Block and her husband Doug Block both grew up in Buffalo. They’ve been married for ...
  • Tom Moline Tom works as a graphic artist at Tolomatic, Inc. in Hamel, MN. He ...
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